In recent years urbanization process has accelerated, and this has promoted the vigorous development of the construction industry. Therefore the demand for talent continues to expand. In this industry ,the employment prospects of students after graduation is also good as the graduates engaged in architectural design and research, urban planning and research, building technology, scientific applications research, industrial and civil environment control system design and development.
Graduates can be engaged in architectural design, architectural concepts, planning, detail drawing, construction-related contract negotiations and other work. If we talk about Australia ,in recent years the annual average income level of the Bachelor of Architecture graduates , shows a steady rise in income levels .The employment rate also is relatively stable, about 85%.
Due to the advantages of employment, many prospective students will aim to choose the profession as construction & property and, the same time prefer countries such as Europe, America and Australia as a study in destination. Europe is the birthplace of the building the ancient Greek architecture, Roman architecture plays a pivotal role in the history of foreign construction. Britain, France and Italy universities provide a large number of masters of architecture, urban construction and distinctive courses.
In our experience, the United Kingdom enjoys a high reputation in the field of building and civil engineering, Universities in UK are rigorous, provides high-quality standard of teaching and research capacity is widely recognized worldwide.
In construction sector, the courses are associated with a wide range of subjects:
- Land management
- Urban studies
- Architectural design
- Civil engineering
- Water resources management
- Real estate development
- Engineering estimates
- Estate management
- Property management
- Rural management
The architectural profession in the United States is also strong as architecture was born in the beginning of the 19th century, through the initiative of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson in 1817. The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia first in the nation opened a construction professional course. Now in the early 21st century, a total of over 120 universities in the United States set the cutting-edge architecture major.
However, one should bear in mind that despite the strength & high reputation of the construction and property profession , the learning of it is very difficult and there are high entry barriers Students selecting the profession should treat it with caution because it involves studying for a long time usually coupled with matriculation in six years, also require a certain amount of time costs and the cost of capital investment. However although if the course is completed there is a strong sense of accomplishment
It is emphasized that the architects need to understand the art of construction but also need to master the technical and financial skills so as to comprehend the comprehensive use of the professional ability of the construction industry.
Urban planning is an emerging discipline. Most of the university curriculum covers a very broad, architectural design, urban design, the construction of detailed planning, landscape design, controlled detailed planning & overall planning. Urban and Regional Planning is a great concept. The planning involves way many aspects therefore the student planning a master’s degree requires to choose the direction /concentration as not all institutions provide different concentration. Some of the aspects involve environmental planning , City / regional planning history and theory , Community and Economic Development, Housing policy , Land use planning, Transportation policy, Regional Planning Urban Design , Natural Resource Community development.
A master’s degree in American urban planning is a professional degree , that is, to become a planner, a master’s degree is required. U.S. urban planning professional courses are divided into urban studies, urban planning and urban design. Urban studies curriculum emphasis on theoretical studies, urban, social, economic, management, health and other cross-disciplines; urban planning course focuses on planning theory and applications, including land use planning, transportation planning and traditional planning content; urban design is to expand the scope of the architectural design of the core issue is the design of urban public space and urban landscape.
What kind of career opportunities after pursuing courses in Construction and Property
Excellent opportunities lies in private practice, property development, building contractors, building societies , estate managers, large multinational companies , building service consultants , building surveying and other several other commercial companies.
Top Multi-national companies in this industry:
- CB Richard Ellis
- Knight Frank
- Cushman & Wakefield. Construction
- Balfour Beatty
- Laing O’Rourke